Gentiles, by faith, are grafted in among Israel (the Israel of God) as Israelites. It’s not by blood. It never has been. That’s why John the Baptist said in Matthew 3:9: “And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.” Could God raise up children unto Abraham out of stones? Yes.
It appears that any place outside of the LORD’s land is the place to NOT be. Egypt wasn’t the LORD’s land. Babylon wasn’t the LORD’s land. There’s only one LORD’s land. Moses would lead the people to that Land and eventually they would get themselves kicked out.
And now … they’re back. And they’re back for good.
Isn’t it amazing how straight forward God’s Word is? I’m constantly hit with how “politically incorrect” the Bible presents its message. God just doesn’t seem to mess around. Much like Yeshua when He boldly blasted the scribes and Pharisees in Matthew 23:27: “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.” Wouldn’t you have loved to have been there?
Warren’s Shavuot message 2017.
I’ve entered into what are commonly referred to as The Minor Prophets. However, there is nothing “minor” about them. They’re not all small books nor are they lacking in potent material. Actually, some of the most powerful material you read in the Bible is in “The Minor Prophets.”
Some of the time I blog from where I’m reading …
I listen to a fair amount of Bible teachings online and on You Tube. Most of which greatly blesses me. I read a fair amount in commentaries as well. I respect and admire many of these men that I listen to and read after. But at some point along the way, one or more of these perspectives is rejected and, at times, attacked. All of a sudden I find myself in: The Realm of The Fringe.
Every time I read or hear this I am immediately transported back to second grade. Each morning before class we said the Lord’s Prayer and the Pledge to the American Flag. At some point in the year, though, we stopped saying the Lord’s Prayer. There was no explanation, we just sort of … stopped. I was seven years old, 1961.
I was outside with my grandsons at their house. My oldest grandson is 11 and the youngest is 6. For whatever reason, we got running which led into a race. I had no doubt that I would be able to outrun them. I’m in “good” shape. I ride my 12 speed bike several days a week on my Indoor Bike Trainer Exercise Stand … thingy. I’ll show them what a 63 year old young guy can do.